Prisoner of Night Review
Title: The Prisoner of Night (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #16.5)
Author: J.R. Ward
Publication Date: January 7, 2019
Publisher: Gallery Books
From #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward comes an unforgettable story of passion and vengeance in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world.
When Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won’t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world.
Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female.
Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare’s brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through.
This was yet another home run for The Warden! It always amazes me how she is able to capture my attention so quickly and to hold it with such focus! There were a couple inconsistencies with the story that really just caught me off guard. It’s not like The Warden. I did read an ARC so by the time the book is actually published they may be fixed so this entire sentence may be completely useless in a couple of days…
Prisoner of Night had a much darker under tone than her other books and yet I was so entranced. I love reading stories outside of the Brotherhood because I feel like we forget that there are more than just the Brotherhood and the glymera. Or at least I do.
Duran is the type of character that your heart aches for. I really just wanted to reach through the book and hand him a cookie and hot chocolate. Watching him grow from a prisoner who is only thinking about vengeance to a person who wants the best for his family was lovely. He is someone I admired while reading and he reminded me of the Brothers.
Ahmare is just this hardcore female. She kicked ass but also gave love. The connection between Ahmare and Duran is instant but she makes sure to keep her guard up. Ahmare reminded me a lot of the women that marry into the Brotherhood. She is funny and loving and completely badass.
Prisoner of Night had everything you are looking for in a book. There was action, suspense, love, heartache, and of course some very steamy moments! This was a great addition to the series and even though it was 300 something pages I still wanted it to be longer because I hate leaving the world The Warden has created! She is such a master story teller!
The great thing about this book? Newbies to the series can get their feet wet with this story. You don't have to read the rest of the series to read this one. So, if you've been thinking about plunging into the series- this might be the perfect introduction for you! However, the rest of the books NEED TO BE READ IN ORDER!!